Dittisham to Totnes
Dartmouth to Brixham
Local Walk - Dittisham to Totnes
Start: Dittisham Car Park, Dittisham
Finish: The Plains, Totnes Distance: 8 Miles
Terrain: Footpaths, fairly even underfoot. Muddy when wet
Obstacles: 9 stiles, 6 flights of stairs, 2 steep ascents
Walk up the road toward Dittisham Village.
At t-junction just past church turn right. (If coming to Dittisham by ferry, walk up through the village. Turn right at the t-junction and join the route by the church). Follow road down to Dittisham Mill Creek.
Turn right just before Old Mill over wooden footbridges onto public footpath leading along field edges and old green lane.
Turn left at the road. Climb hill after the bridge and take first right signed 'Coombe'.
Go straight on at Barberry Cross then turn right down green lane signed 'Broadgates Lane'. Follow lane and then road, and go straight over at Longland Cross. Turn right at junction and walk down through the village of Cornworthy.
Just past Court Prior Farm turn right along footpath in front of cottages. Turn right into Charleycombe Wood and take the path ahead dropping down through the valley. Cross the footbridge and turn downhill through kissing gate onto public footpath.
When you reach the fingerpost, turn left signed 'Tuckenhay 1 /2 mile'. Follow steps to left.
Bear left through next kissing gate along woodland path. At road turn right, and then right again over the bridge to follow road through Tuckenhay and along Bow Creek.
After 500m turn sharp right down steps and over stepping stones, then bear left up track and turn right at road. (At high tide continue along road, turn right over bridge by Waterman's Arms, and right again signed for Ashprington and Totnes).
Follow road up through Ashprington, past church on left and along Sharpham Drive. At the 'Sharpham' pillars, bear left along path.
As you emerge from the woods, turn right over stile and down path through field. Turn left along track at the bottom.
As the path rises and curves left, branch off right at the 'public footpath' fingerpost down and across field. Path follows river through woods and fields to emerge at the wharf in Totnes. Turn left and walk through to wharf entrance. Go straight ahead here along road.
Just after Steam Packet Inn turn right along riverside path. Where path rejoins road, bear right and continue to The Plains.